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Our members actively educate themselves and others in the areas of property taxation and valuation. Many of APTC attorneys get published in the most prestigious publications nationwide, get interviewed as matter experts and participate in panel discussions with other real estate experts. The Article section is a compilation of all their work.
Nov
05

Haven't Gone 'Green'? It May Mean Property Tax Relief

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Oct
07

How Assessors Can Veer Off Course

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Oct
05

Understand Highest and Best Use Before Filing a Tax Appeal

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Sep
07

Why Assessors Need to Take a Mulligan

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Sep
07

Winning Tax Appeals in a Down Market

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Sep
07

Tax Assessments in Flux in New Market

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Jul
07

Assessment Appeals Skyrocket as Property Values Go Down

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Jul
07

Tax Matters: Court Provides Protection for Some Taxpayers

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Jun
07

Industrial Properties Get Their Due

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May
28

Tax Matters: Generating Future Tax Savings

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Apr
28

Going Green Shouldn't Increase Property Taxes

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Apr
08

Surprise: Falling Real Estate Market Brings Rising Taxes

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Apr
08

Keeping an Eye on Commercial Property Tax Assessments

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Apr
08

Be On Guard over Shift to GIM

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Apr
08

Improper Use of Cap Rates Proves Costly

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Mar
11

Mass Appraisals May Lead to High Taxes

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Feb
22

Tax Matters: Critical Issues for Taxpayers Desiring Tax Reductions

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Feb
08

New Approach Produces Hotel Property Tax Reductions

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Feb
08

Simple Steps To Slicing Your Property Tax Bill

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Feb
08

Taxpayers Beware: New Jersey Sets Revaluation

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Feb
08

When the Cost Approach Proves Unfair

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Feb
08

ICAP Would Trim Developers' Incentives

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Dec
11

Big Boxes and Industrial Plants Unfairly Taxed

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Dec
08

Freeze Act May Reduce Your Property Taxes

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Dec
08

421a Changes Increase Property Taxes

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American Property Tax Counsel

Recent Published Property Tax Articles

Onerous Property Tax Requirements Proposed

​True to campaign promises, the new Cook County assessor has proposed sweeping legislation that borrows the most burdensome tax requirements and penalties from jurisdictions across the country. But will this enhance transparency or simply saddle taxpayers with inaccurate assessments and the need for costly appeals?

The 2018 race for Cook County...

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PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS TO PROTEST TAX ASSESSMENTS IN TEXAS

​​Learn best practices for meeting property tax deadlines and handling property tax appeals.​

Beset by ever-increasing tax assessments, Texas property owners are allowed to seek a remedy by protesting taxable property values set by appraisal districts. The property tax system can be intimidating, however, and the process is complex and fraught...

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How Office Owners Can Help Lower Sky-High Property Tax Assessments

​The American Property Tax Counsel argues that if a property tax assessment is premised on a uniform per-square-foot value, rental rate or vacancy rate for all office properties in a metro area, the assessor is likely going to overlook distinguishing factors in submarkets that could benefit building owners.

Managing fixed expenses...

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